Product Type: Iceland Dessert / Yoghurts
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Screwballs Ice Creams
Member Name: norton501
Screwballs Ice Creams
Date: 31/01/10, updated on 02/02/10 (282 review reads)
Advantages: Ice cream- retro, not too unhealthy if you only have 1
Disadvantages: bubblegum is very very cheap and the flavour goes after 3 chews!
I can remember eating these when I was a really small child (I have a ridiculous long term memory)- I can remember quite clearly my parents letting me eat a screwball ice cream but I was under express instructions to STOP before I got to the bubble gum and i was NOT allowed to eat the bubble gum ball in the bottom in case I choked on it (I was around 4 at the time here...).
So, I have a long term relatrionship with these ice creams and I still fondly buy them every now and again. They are sold in most supermarkets for £1 for 4 or 6 -as with this iceland product where you get 6 for the price of 4 for £1. I have also tried Morrisons own brand which are equally as cheap.
I find all screwball ice creams taste the same- I have a theory they really are all made in the same factory somewhere and they just put them into different boxes for different supermarkets as inside the box all the products always look the same! Same plastic cone, same white card lid, same cheap bubble gum...!
You get a cone shaped piece of see through plastic which has imitation droplets on the outside (I have no idea what this is for but all screwballs seem to have this design feature). They all have a round plain white card lid which is easy to remove as you just pull the little card tab to take off the lid. The lid stays in place as it is actually stuck to the ice cream.
Inside, the cone is filled with raspberry ripple ice cream. In all the screwballs I have had, the ice cream has just been lush. Is is smooth and creamy and quite retro tasting (as opposed to newer more "complicated" ice creams we have become accustomed to (like Ben & Jerry's) that has a taste unique to itself- these all just taste like a nice yellowy raspberry ripple vanilla ice cream.
In the bottom of each cone there is a round hard bubble gum. Once I was actually allowed to eat these (!), I found them a disappointment as three chews and the flavour is gone and you are left with a piece of chewing gum that is about 3mm in your mouth. The emphasis is certainly on the ice cream and the idea of the bubble gum at the end, as opposed to the actual bubble gum.
100 calories and 3.7g fat. Not bad for an ice cream product.
I love these, I find the ice crem smooth and creamy and very retro. The bubble gum is nothing to get excited about and they are moreish so a box of 6 will not last very long if I have anything to do with it!
I would recommend these if you like old style ice creams (remember when there only seemed to be Walls soft scoop ice creams in the supermarket freezers??!)- but don't get excited about the bubble gum.
Summary: Very retro little dessert. Cheap and kitsch.
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